As of Tuesday, June 16th

Please keep social distance. Museum staff will observe mask requirements.

Following the Phase II re-opening guidelines from the governor, Bowman Museum is re-opening as of Tuesday, June 16th.  Visitors will be required to maintain social distancing and are encouraged to wear masks.


Welcome to Bowman Museum

We exist to inspire, entertain, educate and involve our local community, as well as visitors from all over the world, in the stewardship of our unique history.

We serve Crook County residents and Central Oregon visitors by offering new exhibits every year. We also feature exciting speakers, area tours, historical and genealogical research assistance, annual celebrations, regular visitation hours, newspaper articles and quarterly publications.

Launched in 1971 through the generosity of the Bowman family and newly expanded through the contributions of hundreds of community members and supporters in 2012, A.R. Bowman Museum serves more than 10,000 students, scholars and visitors each year.

New History Display Installed at Courthouse

Though the Bowman Museum has been closed to the public in light of recent events, the staff has still been hard at work behind the scenes. We are excited to share that our new Crook County Courthouse display has been installed and we look forward to sharing it with the public when it is safe to do so.